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Are corneal opacities the same as having dystrophy?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Corneal opacities
No. Corneal dystrophy is just one (quite rare) cause of a corneal opacity.
Other causes include: various infections (especially, herpes), contact lens wear, corneal abrasions from foreign bodies, certain kinds of allergies (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), and excess desiccation (as occurs in people with eyelid paralysis and can't close them).

In brief: Corneal opacities
No. Corneal dystrophy is just one (quite rare) cause of a corneal opacity.
Other causes include: various infections (especially, herpes), contact lens wear, corneal abrasions from foreign bodies, certain kinds of allergies (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), and excess desiccation (as occurs in people with eyelid paralysis and can't close them).
Dr. Colin Kerr
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